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How To Sharpen A Knife Correctly

How To Sharpen A Knife Correctly

Correctly sharpening a knife will bring out the full potential of the blade, your cutting tool will perform to the best of its ability to the task you set it to.

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Selecting The Right Sharpening Stone

Selecting The Right Sharpening Stone

There are three common types of sharpening stones, Oil stones, Water stones and Diamond stones / plates. They all have their differences and can each help you achieve your sharpening outcomes.

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Hapstone Modular sharpening system with guide rod and clamps

Hapstone Modular Sharpening System

Hapstone developed a sharpening system with multiple modules that attach to a universal base unit.

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Jende Industries Guided Sharpening System

Jende Industries Guided Sharpening System

Jende Industries launched the idea on the popular website Kickstarter to help fund the concept.

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How to Sharpen Your Knives with a Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker

How to Sharpen Your Knives with a Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker

The Spyderco Tri-angle Sharpmaker is a compact sharpening tool

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6 Top Tips To Keep Your Blades In Top Condition

6 Top Tips To Keep Your Blades In Top Condition

Here are our top 6 tips for keeping your blades in top condition.

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Gunny Juice Poly Diamond Emulsion

What Is Gunny Juice And Why Do You Need It?

This is the next step in the evolution of stropping compounds. Whether hand stropping or power stropping Gunny Juice works faster than anything on the market today.

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Gunny Glide Gunny Juice grpahene based lubricant, in plastic bottle with white lid

What is Gunny Glide?

Gunny Glide is a revolutionary graphene/h-BN based lubricant designed to work on all surfaces. Graphene and hexagonal boron nitride are two-dimensional one-atom-thick materials.

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Knife 101: Types Of Knives and Blades

Knife 101: Types Of Knives and Blades

Which knife is for you? With all the knife varieties out there it can be confusing trying to know what one is best for you and your requirements.

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Top 5 Sharpening Questions

Top 5 Sharpening Questions

We receive hundreds of messages every month asking about specific sharpening tips and tricks, so we thought we would share some of them with you.

Here are our Top 5 Sharpening Questions

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Dished Stone

How To Flatten A Dished Sharpening Stone

Over time sharpening stones will generally show signs of wear by developing a dish in the centre of the stone, this needs to be rectified by lapping the stone using a lapping plate and abrasive powders.

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5 Knife Sharpening Tips & Tricks

5 Knife Sharpening Tips & Tricks

There’s nothing worse than going to chop something up and encountering a blunt or dull blade. This setback can cost you time in the kitchen.

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How to Maintain & Prolong The Lifespan of Your Knives

How to Maintain & Prolong The Lifespan of Your Knives

When it comes to working in the kitchen, you want top quality, safety, precision and performance. A few regular touch-ups here and there can go a long way to keep your tools in pristine condition.

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Do i need strop paste or emulsion?

Do I need a compound?

A strop can be used without any compound. Sharpeners of straight razors for instance often prefer using a smooth leather strop with no compound applied.

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Using Suede or Smooth Leather

Should I Use Suede or Smooth Leather?

Leather strops come in both suede and smooth options. Some even have both on the same strop.

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How to use a Strop

How to use a Strop

Hold the blade bevel against the surface of the strop with light pressure and move the blade away from the cutting edge.

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How to use strop paste

How To Use Stropping Compound

Stropping compound must be applied to a surface in order to be used.

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Strop Paste for Sharpening

What is a Stropping Compound?

Stropping compound is an extremely fine abrasive used in the final polishing stages of sharpening.

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What is a Leather Strop?

What is a Strop?

A strop is a substrate that is used after the finest stone for the final stage of the sharpening process.

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